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HRA Animal Control and Humane Law Enforcement Take in 35 Cats in Possible Hoarding Case

UPDATE: HRA’s Humane Law Enforcement and Animal Control Investigators executed a search warrant on Sunday at an apartment where 35 cats were surrendered last Thursday evening in a possible cat hoarding case. Officers on Thursday suspected there may be more cats at the premises and indeed they found 6 more cats and 2 turtles in varying states of poor health. The turtles were found in extremely dirty water with one having their shell negatively impacted. The case continues to be under... Read More
at Friday, March 16, 2018

Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech and Humane Rescue Alliance Embark on Strategic Partnership to Benefit Veterinary Students and Shelter Animals

The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA) and the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech (VMCVM) will launch a strategic partnership to provide expanded education for veterinary students and an increased capacity for quality veterinary services to the Washington, DC region. The agreement will establish an innovative model in veterinary medicine, education, and animal welfare. HRA and VMCVM signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 16th at HRA’s Medical... Read More
at Friday, March 16, 2018

DC Resident Convicted on 3 Counts of Animal Cruelty Thanks to Humane Law Enforcement Investigation

Yesterday, after a year-long investigation and court case, the Humane Rescue Alliance’s Humane Law Enforcement (HLE) division secured a guilty verdict against Kevin Ratiff of Washington, DC. Ratiff was convicted on three counts of cruelty to animals after severely neglecting his three dogs. “This case is a testament to the tireless work of our HLE officers to protect the animals of our city,” said Zita Macinanti, HRA’s Director of Humane Law... Read More
at Thursday, March 1, 2018

HRA Dispatcher Answers Urgent Calls for Help

Over the course of two weeks, two beloved dogs are alive today because of the unwavering, quick, resourcefulness of Humane Rescue Alliance field services dispatcher, Karen Sweigard. Last weekend, a caller, who was audibly upset, reported his small Shih Tzu dog was choking on a piece of chicken, and clearly in distress. The dog was foaming at the mouth and having extreme difficulty breathing. Karen was quick to make an announcement over the radio to all field officers on duty, but due to the... Read More
Posted by Dani Rizzo at Tuesday, February 20, 2018

HRA's Most Eligible Animals

Come meet your soulmate! Soulmates can be hard to find, especially in the age of dating apps. Get back to basics and find love at one of our adoption centers. HRA wants to make finding love even easier, so from February 17-18 all adoption fees will be 25 percent off!  Scroll down to see some of HRA's most eligible pets and view all available animals online . Bruno Name: Bruno Age: 10 years old Weight: 10 pounds Sign: Aquarius Bruno likes peace... Read More
at Monday, February 12, 2018

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